KBK Ransomware

What is KBK Ransomware?

KBK Ransomware might not look like much, but it is a dangerous computer infection, and it will lock up your files, asking you to pay the ransom fee. We always emphasize that users should never succumb to these threats because paying the ransom fee doesn’t guarantee that you will get your files back. Therefore, you should remove KBK Ransomware today, and then look for ways to restore your data. It is easy to achieve if you have a file backup. If you don’t, please do not hesitate to address a professional who could help you find other ways to unlock your files.test

Where does KBK Ransomware come from?

KBK Ransomware is not a stand-alone infection. This program happens to be a new version of the GlobeImposter 2.0 Ransomware infection. Sometimes, the same decryption key works for several programs from the same group (although that is not a given), so if a public decryption tool was available for GlobeImposter 2.0 Ransomware, you might want to try applying it to KBK Ransomware, too. However, please be aware that there is no guarantee it would actually work.

Rather than relying on this thin thread of hope, it would be better to learn more about ransomware programs and how they reach their victims. Luckily, the distribution methods of these programs are quite simple, and it is possible to avoid getting infected with ransomware if only you are attentive enough.

For example, KBK Ransomware is expected to spread through spam emails and corrupted Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connections. When KBK Ransomware comes through spam, the installer file comes as an attachment.

Here you might say that attachment files do not get downloaded onto your system automatically, so why would anyone in their right state of mind download a dangerous file willingly? Well, that is because no one realizes the file in question is dangerous until it is too late to do anything about it. Spam emails that deliver KBK Ransomware may look like official notifications from financial institutions or other known companies. And if users are not careful enough, the crooks might convince them to open the attached files.

Thus, if you receive an urgent message from someone you don’t know, and that message comes with a file, it would be for the best to remove that message, or at least scan the file before opening it. At least this way there would be less opportunities to get infected with KBK Ransomware.

What does KBK Ransomware do?

If this intruder manages to enter your system, it runs a full system scan and it finds all the files it can encrypt. When the files get encrypted, they get a name change, too. It doesn’t mean that the filenames get scrambled. The infection merely adds an extension to the file name that says ‘.{Killback@protonmail.com}KBK. So, it is easy to see, which files were encrypted, although it doesn’t take a genius to see that something changes the moment your file icons look different.

When the encryption is complete, the infection also displays a ransom note, which is basically a must for any other ransomware infection out there. The note displayed by this ransomware says the following:

To decrypt all your files, you need a decryption program.
To get a program to decrypt your data you need to do a few steps
Only we can decrypt your files.
Do not try to decrypt your files yourself. You can damage them when trying to restore.

Although this program doesn’t say anything about how much you are expected to pay for the decryption, it doesn’t mean that you should contact these criminals. Your task right now is to remove KBK Ransomware for good.

How do I remove KBK Ransomware?

Normally, it is not that hard to remove KBK Ransomware and other similar ransomware infections from the target system. You just delete the file that initiated the infection, and that should be enough. You can also restore your files if you have a data backup. For example, if you saved your files on an external hard drive, you can delete the encrypted files and transfer the healthy ones back into a clean computer.

Manual KBK Ransomware Removal

  1. Press Win+R and type %AppData%. Click OK.
  2. Delete the ransomware.exe file from the directory.
  3. Press Win+R again and type regedit. Click OK.
  4. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce.
  5. On the right side, right-click the BrowserUpdateCheck value and select Delete.
  6. Exit Registry Editor and scan your computer with SpyHunter. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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